Thinking about Hayek, thinking about economics


One of the law survey courses I’m teaching has had an economics unit added to the introduction to the course, which struck me as a good idea. However, I am not fanatically happy about the execution. In my search for links that accurately and dispassionately describe Marxism and modern free marketry, I came across this comment on Hayek and the application of his ideas to: Who the heck is Hayek?

There are several good places to get information on Hayek and free market stuff on the web — but where to find Marxism? Any ideas?

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One Response to Thinking about Hayek, thinking about economics

  1. bernarda says:

    It is not easy to find a short simple explanation of Marx’s economic theory. Here is one place to start. It’s interior links might also be interesting.

    http://www.geocities.com/mnsocialist/theory.html

    This is just for your information. It does not imply that I endorse their points of view or wish to defend them.

    Other theorist whom I feel closer to are Pierre-Joseph Proudhon and Herbert Marcuse. For a contemporary analysis of Marx, I suggest Marcuse’s “Eros and Civilization” and “One Dimensional Man”, which can be found here.

    http://www.marcuse.org/herbert/pubs/64onedim/odmcontents.html

    There is also a documentary video on him at google video,

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5311625903124176509&hl=en

    You can find Proudhon’s “What is Property?” at the Gutenberg Project.

    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/360

    Another sort of look at economy and social organization is B.F. Skinner’s “Walden Two”. A summary.

    http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/walden2/

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